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THIS a big show with a big voice at its heart. X Fac­tor win­ner Alexan­dra Burke cap­tures the au­di­ence’s at­ten­tion with her out­stand­ing vo­cals in this new adap­ta­tion of this nun-on-the-run com­edy crime caper, di­rected and chore­ographed by Strictly’s Craig Revel Hor­wood.

Although it gets off to a rather slow start it doesn’t take long for the show to pick up pace, with Burke in the Whoopi Gold­berg role of Deloris Van Cartier, a 70s disco diva. Af­ter she wit­nesses a mur­der, the very un­godly Deloris is placed un­der pro­tec­tive cus­tody, and hid­den in a con­vent where she tries to blend in with the sis­ters.

Fans of the 1992 film will re­joice that this show’s script is just as full of ra­zor-sharp one lin­ers, and there’s plenty of slap­stick com­edy.

It’s all com­ple­mented by glit­ter­balls and a fun fi­nale sin­ga­long that gets ev­ery­one on their feet danc­ing to the un­for­get­table Take Me To Heaven. A lively show with a very pol­ished cen­tral per­for­mance makes this a heav­enly night out. See sis­ter­ac­tuk­tour.co.uk for dates. Michelle Rawl­ins Liver­pool Sound City, Clarence Dock May 25-28 THE in­ner city mu­sic festival cel­e­brates its tenth birth­day with an eclec­tic line up – from 80s leg­ends the Hu­man League to Metron­omy, The Kills, The Kooks and White Lies. Liver­pool­sound­c­ity.co.uk DogFest, Ar­ley Hall, Cheshire June 17 and 18 And Kneb­worth House, Hert­ford­shire June 24 and 25 CHAN­NEL 4‘s Su­per­vet Noel Fitz­patrick is the host for the ca­nine Glas­ton­bury. Take your furry friend along and en­joy amaz­ing agility dis­plays, doggy danc­ing and join in the Great Dog Walk. Check out www.seet­ick­ets.com. The God­fa­ther, with live or­ches­tra, Lon­don Pal­la­dium, March 11 HERE’S an of­fer you can’t refuse. A screen­ing of Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola’s clas­sic gang­ster movie, fa­mous for its peer­less per­for­mances from Al Pa­cino and Mar­lon Brando, with a 60-piece or­ches­tra per­form­ing Nino Rota’s haunt­ing score. Rut­live.co.uk

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